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Post by phb » Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:41 pm

The Help files states that oulines should be drawn clockwise and inner, clear areas, counter-clockwise.

However, other documents I've read state that the opposite directions must be used for PS fonts and that it doesn't matter for TT.

I've tried it both ways and it doesn't seem to matter for TT fonts.

Anyone have any further information?

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Sun Nov 17, 2002 3:53 pm

The TrueType font file specification tells us that contours that need to be filled black must have a clockwise direction. If we want to make a white area inside an existing contour we must make the direction of the new contour counter clockwise.

See TrueType fundamentals from Microsoft for more information.

In the Font Creator Program select Direction from the Edit menu to change the direction of the selected contour(s).
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Post by lex-illustrator » Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:34 pm

Hello

I sometimes experience that a freeware font somewhere contains a letter in which the innerform is black.
Opening it in FC I always expect that selecting the innerform and clicking on > Edit > Change direction will fix this. But it never does. Why doesn't it work?
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:56 pm

It should work as explained here:
http://www.high-logic.com/manual/simple ... ction.html

Can you send the font file to me, so I can investigate the problem?
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Post by lex-illustrator » Sun Oct 26, 2003 6:03 am

Hello Erwin

It's not a matter of "the" font. The Change Direction .... command never works. Not on a font with a innercontour that stayed black, but neither on one of my other fonts, when the white innerform is not turning black when giving the command.
It's just not working.
The Url you are giving shows exactly what I am trying to do.
Only thing is that I am using 3.1 and the mentioned panel does not excist there yet.

I do not know how to send an attachment this way, so I'll send it to you, using the hihg-logic emailadress.

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:54 pm

This menu option never worked within version 3. :oops:

Fortunately this feature is available through the context menu. Right-click the selected contour(s) inside the Glyph Edit window and press Change Direction.
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